Monday, February 20, 2012

I had to double check how old I am now.

I've been 22 for almost a week, but I still haven't posted about that joyous transition!

The week before my birthday the White fam took us to Bombay House at my request :)  None of us had ever been there, but Sam and I had been wanting to try it for a long time.  Let me just say that it is FAN-freaking-TASTIC!  We all ordered a dish and kind of shared family style.  My favourites were Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Coconut Kurma, along with the garlic Naan bread.  The rice is also fantastic, and you get an endless supply!  So if you went with just you and a friend you could definitely order a dish (plus bread!) and share it. I seriously recommend trying this place.  I'm a pretty light eater most of the time, but I was very disappointed when I started getting full and had to stop eating ;) Afterwards Sam and I ran home to tidy up the apartment and Whites brought over an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen. Thanks family, for coming to celebrate with us!

The week of my birthday I was doing a presentation for a  class, and there happened to be a portion of the lesson that could better be illustrated by having cupcakes.  So naturally I made some fancy Valentines cupcakes.  I'm very sad at my horrible picture taking skills that really don't do them justice, but they were super cute!

For my birthday, I had class until 6pm.  Fun stuff, right?  It's better than last year when I had to write an American Heritage test, though!  Sam came to pick me up after class with some pretty flowers and a choice of two different dates- "In" or "Out".  Given the fact that good ol' Provo was understandably a gong show, we decided to save going out for another night.  We ordered food from a local family deli, picked up some Sour Patch Kids, and watched a movie.  Totally perfect!

This weekend we did the "Out" date.  We went to Carrabba's for dinner, where Sam had some kind of tasty chicken and I got lobster ravioli.  It was dang good. Afterwards we went to the Tin Tin movie, which was surprisingly hilarious!  I definitely recommend it.  I am notorious for falling asleep in movies, but I stayed awake the whole time ;)

Well, that pretty much catches things up with what we've been doing (other than my running and both of us doing homework).  We've mostly just been plugging along, looking forward to graduating!  Soooooon. Soon.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Adorable things.

It's almost birthentines day!  Sam asked me what I want, and I said to be woken up like this, but with puppies:

He started laughing and I don't understand why.

Also, this would 100% be me:

For reals. 

Also I have googled the phrase "where can I hold a koala?".  

Also, oh my gosh:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Oh man, is this sweet loaf good!  My sister Jennifer just posted the recipe, and I highly recommend that you head on over to her blog and try it out!  I would post it here, but her page includes pictures of her cute kids, and I can't compete with that!

I just so happened to have a crate of blueberries and half a zucchini hanging out in the fridge, so I jumped on making this.  The only difference between ours is that I used lime juice instead of lemons.  She also gives a great tip on keeping the colour from the blueberries from bleeding that I had no idea about!  Check it out!

PS: I really want to try this with slivered almonds!